Your Go-To Guide To Dyeing Your Hair Bold | Clozette

Some people might say that dyeing your hair in a bold colour is a whole new level of crazy; but in fact, going for an unnatural hair colour is a great way to quickly change up your look and show the fun, experimental side of yourself. However, we have to admit that it’s a big risk and may even end up in a disaster. Yikes!

Worry not! Never go wrong with bold hair colours and show off your feisty, adventurous side with our simple tips and tricks!

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Start with unwashed hair



If you plan on dyeing your hair at home, going with dry and greasy hair is your best bet to avoid turning your locks brittle. This is to ensure that your hair’s natural oil (temporarily taken away when you shampoo) is there to moisturise and protect the strands when you apply the chemicals for dyeing.

Remember the colour wheel



If you have really dark hair, chances are the colour won’t show as much. Get your hair bleached first if you want the colours to really stand out. But you also have to make sure that you get it toned as well to get rid of the yellowness that bleach usually results in. Light brown and blonde hair with red usually ends up orange; blue on blonde will turn green; blue on red/reddish brown hair results to purple -- just remember all those colour mixing lessons you got in kindergarten to come up with the accurate shade.



Test it out



Dye a small portion of your hair, preferably the ones by the nape to keep it hidden. Doing a dye trial is essential to make sure that you get the colour that you want and to also see if you’ll have any allergic reactions to the products that you’re going to use.



Make sure it matches your skin tone



If you easily blush, you might want to stay away from pinks and reds. Green and yellow are not the shades you should go for if you’re a bit pale because it’ll flush out the colour from your cheeks. Lucky are those with olive skin can have a little more liberty when it comes to choosing colours to play with. 



Maintain, Maintain, Maintain



Maintaining your bold hair colour is all in the washing. Keep the shampooing to twice a week and step up on your use of conditioner. This helps maintain the shine and the staying power of the dye, keeping your hair voluminous and vibrant! Out of all the dyes, blue is the hardest one to maintain because it needs the most amount of touch-ups. If you’re going for this colour, make sure you stock up!

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Using your fingers to apply makeup is great because the warmth from your fingertips allows the product to blend in well. But there’s just something different with how makeup looks when applied using a brush — the finish is more flawless, even, blended, and you don’t have to wash you hands!

Once you get the hang of which is which, and discover how certain brushes can be used for more than one thing, how you apply makeup will never be the same again.

So if you’re still confused with which makeup brush is which, and you’re looking to build your own brush kit with just a few things, keep reading below for our guide to makeup brushes!

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Powder Brush


(photo from musicalhouses)

Powder brushes tend to be big and poofy to be able to evenly distribute the product, without making your MOTD look cakey. Beginner or expert, you will always need a powder brush in your arsenal!

Used for: Powder, Blush

Stippling Brush


(photo from Lecinlurve)

The densely-packed bristles in a stippling brush make it an excellent makeup tool for those who want a more flawless, full coverage look; and the perfect brush for beginners as they’re very versatile. If you want a more natural look, though, all you have to do is use the stipple brush in circular motions, rather than dabbing it.

Used for: Foundation, Blush, Bronzer, Powder



Tapered Brush


(photo from fifiliciousify)

Incredibly soft and flexible, a tapered brush strikes a balance between a dense stippling brush and a loose powder brush to cater to all your ‘cheek’ needs.

Used for: Blush, Highlighter, Powder



Flat Foundation Brush


(photo from Rachelxooo)

This flat, dense brush is similar to a paint brush in terms of applying product. Instead of using stippling or patting motions, you use “dragging” motions similar to how a painter applies colour on his canvas!

Used for: Concealer, Foundation



Kabuki Brush


(photo from Slowbrogal)

A fat brush that isn’t too dense or too loose, a kabuki brush is perfect for beginners as they can be used for just about anything!

Used for: Foundation, Powder, Blush, Bronzer, Setting



Eyeshadow Brush


(photo from MyMakeupOrganizer)

Similar to a flat foundation brush, but much smaller, the eyeshdow brush is designed to allow the user to “pack on” the eyeshadow on the lids for maximum colour payoff!

Used for: Eyeshadow



Angled Liner Brush


(photo from tebisha)

If you find yourself having a hard time perfecting that wing, try using an angled liner brush! Or if you want a more natural brow look, you can use this same tool for creating hair-like strokes; or for smudging in a harsh line – great brush for beginners and experts!

Used for: Eyeliner, Eyebrows, Smudging



Fine Liner Brush


(photo from fifiliciousify)

For those who love a good 60’s cat eye or a soft line, a fine liner brush is the right tool for you. It’s small enough to create even the thinnest lines, but still perfect for creating thicker ones too!

Used for: Eyeliner



Crease Brush


(photo from LUMINNEJ)

Whenever you’re doing eyeshadow, make sure to blend, blend, blend! If you want a brush that can do more than just apply eyeshadow, then add the crease brush to your makeup bag! Whether it’s dome-shaped or tapered, it will still be able to do most of your eye makeup needs!

Used for: Eyeshadow, Concealer, Setting, Smudging, Blending



Smudge Brush


(photo from missrustydotnet)

For easy smokey eyes, simply take a smudge brush, blend eyeshadow on your lower lashline, and you’re done! Excellent for pinpoint concealing and lip lining, this tiny tapered brush can do more than meets the eye.

Used for: Eyeshadow, Pinpoint Concealing, Smudging, Lips


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Lack of sleep, stress, having a cold—these are just some of the reasons why we get puffy eyes; and we’re sure that you’ve looked for ways to get rid of them. But did you know that in Korea, the beauty trend 'Aegyo-sal' actually encourages highlighting your eye pouches to get that youthful, wide-eyed look?

So if you're all about K-beauty, here's how you can get in on the aegyo-sal trend!

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Prepare your skin



First step is to moisturise your skin. This is to smoothen and lighten the redness that may be visible under your eyes and the rest of your face.
Make those dark circles disappear



Do your usual makeup routine and make sure to keep those dark circles well concealed. Aegyo-sal is all about having your eye pouch evident especially when you’re smiling, but without the blueish-purple tinge of dark circles.


Work on the outline



To start making the eye puff appear, draw an outline following the curve of your lower lash line using a cream-based contour (with a tight line eyeliner brush) or a brown kohl eyeliner. If you want to make the eye puff illusion even bigger, just adjust the curve you’re making.


Highlight and blend.



Put highlighting powder or an eyeshadow that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone between your lower lash line and the outline you made. Make sure that you completely fill in the space between the two. After that, pat down and blend everything in.


Smile! 



Aegyo-sal is all about highlighting that youthful and natural eyepuff that appears when we smile. So to completely pull off the look, show off those pearly whites and share that beautiful smile with the world. 

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